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Gov. Evers: Wisconsin leads country in percentage of COVID-19 vaccines administered

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LA CROSSE (WKOW) -- Governor Tony Evers is applauding the state's coronavirus vaccination efforts, which he claims now lead the nation.

"We lead nationally and regionally," said Gov. Evers. "I just checked this morning on Bloomberg and we were the number one state in the country as related to the percent of the vaccine being put in peoples arms."

As of Tuesday, Wisconsin had administered 1,088,339 first doses of the vaccine, 18.7% of the state's population. 613,542 people had completed both doses of the vaccine, 10.5% of the population.

The Governor's comment came as he toured La Crosse's community vaccination clinic on opening day. It is the second DHS state clinic to open.

The first community clinic opened in Rock County in February. Sites in Racine County, Marathon County, and Douglas/Barron County are projected to open by April. The clinics are a collaboration between the Department of Health Services and the University of Wisconsin System.

"It reminds me of how important the Wisconsin idea actually is," The Governor continued. "The boundaries of our universities are the boundaries of our state."

Emily Friese

27 News Producer

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